Tag Archives: Life

When it ended

  “The good news is, I’m alive! The bad news is, I fell in a crevasse.” These words came to me while my husband, Doug, was driving down from Paradise base camp on Mt. Rainier to return home. “What?” I … Continue reading

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The house with many rooms

“Grief is like living in a house with many rooms, each with a different name: sadness, anger, fear, celebration, remembering, joy, gratitude.  A friend suggested that the key to abiding in this house is to leave the door to each … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition

how close together are the tracks of good and evil intentions and proof cannot contain them a choice made for healing wounds someone else empties out in a bowl of tears fiercer than a Kentucky rainfall ~~~ you may have … Continue reading

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An Easter question

What it will take to roll the stone away from the grave where I have laid my soul?

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I live my life like this

I live my life skin on skin bow on strings hand to your heart dancing  in my own living room   I live my life like this   I live my life ripping off the bandages that hide the wounds  … Continue reading

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Interposed

      it doesn’t take much   a smile a curiosity a gentle pressing into what’s hidden  to find something    between the clown and the grieving woman   as if it were a choice between one or the … Continue reading

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Pour the sea

Crack open the ocean drop it into my heart drip by darling drip   pool up the salt on my skin I’ve lost so much weight from  weeping   across this desert of  failed kindness   I’m counting the hills … Continue reading

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